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retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. for each of us, there are days that are turning points. a day that changes our personal life, or a day that changes the nation. sometimes, very rarely, it's one and the same day. just such a day happened to me on wednesday, august 28, 1963. i was 29 years old, the deputy director of the peace corps, with offices one block from the white house and a short walk from the lincoln memorial. that morning, largely on impulse, inspired by a friend, i joined the quarter of a million americans, people of every age and color, who had come for the march on washington. the event is now most famous for martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, but like many of the others there, i was first transfixed by one of the other speakers, the youngest on the platform. >> brother john lewis -- >> his name was john lewis. he had just been named head of sncc, the student nonviolent coordinating committee, and he was 23 years old. i will never forget the speech he delivered that day. >> we must get in this revolution, and complete t
of individuals. i'm john lewis, and i was the youngest speaker. ten of us spoke. i spoke number six. dr. king spoke number ten. and out of the ten people that spoke that day, i'm the only one still around. >> congratulations. >> what's that? >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> it was a great moment in american life. >> you were his friend? >> yeah. i got to know dr. king. i met him in 1958 when i was 18. but i first heard of him when i was 15 years old in the 10th grade. we worked together. we marched together. we got arrested together in selma, alabama. >> have you ever heard this story before? >> yes, i have. >> you have? >> i watched it on tv. >> you did? >> so you know about the sit-ins? the freedom ride? >> yeah. >> people marching for the right to vote? you know, i was on the march from selma to montgomery. i was beaten. on march 7th, 1965, a group of us, about 600 people, black and white, many young people, some people who had just left church, decided to march from selma to montgomery, about 50 miles away, because people of color, black people in alabama, couldn't register
the fan." tell us why you say capitalism has hit the fan. >> well, the classic defense of capitalism as a system from much of its history has been, okay, it has this or that flaw. but it quote, unquote, "delivers the goods.'" >> yeah, for most everybody. >> right. >> that was the argument. >> and so, you may not get the most, but it'll trickle down to you, all the different ways. >> the yachts will rise. >> that's right. the ocean will lift all the boats. the reality is that for at least 30 years now, that isn't true. for the majority of people, capitalism is not delivering the goods. it is delivering, arguably, the bads. and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit, is in fact facing harder and harder times. and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say, "it's a systemic problem." >> so, we put together some recent headlines. the merger of american and u.s. air, giving us only four major airlines and less competition. co
summer of excess and escapism with the thrills and chills of hollywood scaring us down to our popcorn, yet always with a happy ending. meanwhile, back here in the real world, where we actually live, the best film of the summer isn't an epic tale of horror or adventure but an eye-opening, heart-moving and mind-expanding reminder that millions of people in this richest country in the world, working men and women and their children, don't have enough to eat. the film's called "a place at the table," and it's one of the best documentaries i've seen in years. almost 50 million americans -- that's one in six -- receive food stamps. and yet recently, the house of representatives wrestled over a farm bill because members of congress continued to fight over how many billions to slash from the food stamp program. in the end, they got the farm bill through by stripping food stamps out of it completely, to be voted on some other day. but once again, we heard all the cliches about freeloaders who are undeserving of government help, playing the system and living large at the expense of taxpayers. t
and harder times. and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say, "it's a systemic problem." >> so, we put together some recent headlines. the merger of american and u.s. air, giving us only four major airlines and less competition. comcast buying nbc universal, also reducing competition. the very wealthy getting a trivial increase in taxes while the payroll tax of working people will go from 4.2% to 6.2%. colossal salaries escalating again, many subsidized by tax payers. the postal service ending service on saturday. what's the picture you get from that montage of headlines? >> well, for me it is captured by the european word "austerity." we're basically saying that even though the widening gap between rich and poor built us up, many of the factors that plunged us into a crisis, instead of dealing with them and fixing that problem, we're actually allowing the crisis to make the inequality worse. the latest research from the leading two economists, saez from the university of california in berkeley, and piketty in france confirms that even over the last five years of the crisis, throug
's the challenge they face? and then how can they use their resources to address that challenge? >> bill moyers: and -- >> rachel laforest: small victories aggregate to this larger sort of beating heart and people feeling deeply inspired by each other. but it takes work. >> madeline janis: everybody deserves a good job and a decent life. and that our government, our democracy has the tools to ensure that. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more i
tugboat. go! we don't have much time. move it, epps. move it. if she sinks, she's taking us with her. got a punch in the port floater. i give it five minutes before she floods. you got less than that! get back here. we're cutting her loose. cut loose, murphy. that's it. now get back here. come on, epps. you heard the man. took us three months to get her off the bottom. i will not lose her now. damn it, epps. you can't fix everything. right. i'm telling you for the last time, get back here. she's taking on way too much water. i said get back here. do you want me to come down there and kick your ass? because i'll do it. murphy: well, here's to the best damn salvage crew in the business. epps: ha ha! yeah. we did it, guys. man: yeah. look at that. munder: ha ha! all right. my word. here's to the sea, right? all: to the sea. murphy: to a job well done. hi. hi. mr. murphy? i'm jack ferriman. i was wondering if i could buy you a drink. he doesn't drink. okay. think i could talk to you alone for a sec? you talk to me, you talk to my crew. that's the way it is. okay. i fly the arctic weather patr
of emptiness. >> the harford county state's attorney speaking on behalf of the man from ghana. he came to the u.s. to further his education, but was brutally murdered. the man who committed the crime, 22-year-old alexander is now the committed to psychiatric hospital. >> there is conceivably a time when he is found ok to be released back into society. i do not think that is any time soon. that is always a concern of a condition like this. >> he pled guilty to admitting to attacking the man while he slept. he dismembered his body and ate his heart. his head and hands were found inside the home. police located the remaining body parts inside a dumpster in a church parking lot. is not onlyion disturbed by the crime, but also what happened before and after the murder. >> the planning that went into the commission and planning that went into the disposal of the evidence and the cleaning up besides what you all heard about the disposal of the body, the room had been painted. >> a friend of the victim told the judge that he was a god the young man with a strong family background. she said he was slaught
jobs and is under investigation into whether mcauliffe and tony rodham made improper use of a federal program for foreign investors. mark leibovich was there in horn lake, mississippi, covering the triumvirate of mcauliffe, barbour, and clinton as they charmed the locals. he's the chief national correspondent for "the new york times magazine" and the author of "this town," which has everyone who's anyone in washington talking. what a tale it is. mark leibovich is with me now. welcome. >> hi bill. good to be here. >> i've read your book twice. it's fun to read. it's eye-opening. i learned a lot from it. and yet, at the core of it, there's a tragic story. do you see that? >> absolutely. i didn't see it fully as i was writing it, but i see it in how people outside of washington have reacted to it. the tragic story is that what has grown up in this city that was supposedly built on public service is this permanent feudal class of insiders, of people who are not term limited. of people who never leave and never die, figuratively never die. and who are there and who are doing very, very wel
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